Club President S. Zaki Hossain met with the Rotary District 3281 (Bangladesh) District Governor Khairul Alam in Dhaka.  They discussed and finalized the Club's first Global Grant project in partnership with the Rotary Club of Dhaka Banani.  Also present at the meeting were Charter Members of the Club Dr. Maksud Chowdhury and Dr. Shamim Begum.  The District Rotary Foundation Chair PDG Hafizullah and the Rotary Fiscal Agent in Bangladesh PDG K.M Zainul Abedin were also present.  
 
Under the Global Grant Project, approximately 1,100 primary school teachers will be provided with training in Math, Science, and English.  Students will also be provided with encouragement for learning via student Clubs.  The project will cost $34,000 and will be spread over three years.  Two local Clubs in Bangladesh and 3 Districts in the US are also contributing partners in the project.  The project will be implemented by the NGO Volunteers Association for Bangladesh (VAB) which has had extensive experience in Teacher Training in Bangladesh.
 
Among other matters, also discussed at the meeting, was a follow-up Global Grant Project with the Rotary Club of Dhaka Kawran Bazar, at which the Charter President of the Club Ahmed Farooque inquired about details of the project.  The proposed project envisages health monitoring of groups of Children across Bangladesh over a period of three years.  Dr. Maksud Chowdhury and Dr. Waseem Hafeez presented details of their project.  More follow-up discussions will be held on this matter in the coming months.
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